Minor Requirements


Minor Requirements

A total of 18 hours is required for the minor. Students may follow one of three tracks: Women's Studies, Gender Studies,  or Sexuality Studies.

General Requirements for all Tracks

WGST 2100 Introduction to Women's Studies (3 hours)

WGST 4500 Feminist Theory (3 hours)

Women's Studies Track

One additional WGST course (3 hours)

Nine (9) hours of electives chosen from the list at http://www.mtsu.edu/womenstu/courses.php;

See online schedule for each term's offerings.

Students may take no more than 3 hours per major field/department.

Gender Studies Track

SOC 3400 or ANTH 3750 (3 hours)

Six (6) hours from the following courses: ANTH 3710 ("Language and Gender" only); ANTH 3750 (if not taken for above requirement); CDFS/SOC 4140; CDFS 4340; COMM 3225; EMC/JOUR 4820; ENGL 3885 (approved Gender Studies topics only); SOC 3400 (if not taken for above requirement); WGST 4213.

Three (3) hours of WGST elective(s) chosen from the list at http://www.mtsu.edu/womenstu/courses.php; see online schedule for each term's offerings.

Sexuality Studies Track

WGST 3010 Sexuality Studies (3 hours)

Six (6) hours from the following courses: COMM 4800 ("Sex and Communication" only); ENGL 2020 ("Gay and Lesbian Literature," "Colonial Narratives: Gender, Race, and Sexuality," and/or "Women Writers in Search of Expression" only); ENGL 3885 (approved Sexuality Studies topics only); PHIL 4250 ("Philosophy of Gender"); WGST 3030 (may be taken more than once); WGST 4202.

Three (3) hours of WGST elective(s) chosen from the list at http://www.mtsu.edu/womenstu/courses.php; see online schedule for each term's offerings.

Additional Information for All Minors

To choose the Women's and Gender Studies minor, complete the UNDERGRADUATE CHANGE OF PROGRAM FORM.

Students fill out upper-division forms with their major advisors after they have earned at least 60 hours and then take them to the Women's and Gender Studies program director, who completes and signs the form as minor advisor.

No course can be counted for credit in both a major and minor (or in two majors or two minors). Upper division forms should be checked carefully for this conflict.

Courses providing Women's and Gender Studies minor credit each term can be found on RaiderNet via Class Schedule Search. Select all subjects in the Subjects box. Then, scroll down to Attribute Type and select Women's and Gender Studies. For some courses, only certain sections (taught by Women's and Gender Studies Program faculty) will earn credit.

New courses not in the catalog but approved for Women's and Gender Studies minor credit will be listed in each semester's online schedule; however, such courses must be noted on the upper-division form as substitutions, or a substitution form must be completed if the upper-division form has already been submitted.

Students seeking to enroll in WGST 4900 (offered Fall and Spring terms only) must have a specific topic in mind and submit a formal proposal the semester before enrolling. Additional information can be found at http://womenstu.web.mtsu.edu/4900_enrollment_guide.htm .